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Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms
Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms

The term “innovation” conjures up images of drones, virtual reality, state-of-the-art sensing technology and leading-edge building materials. These products, however, are only enablers—the real innovation is in the changes companies have to make to adopt them.

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Tariffs are already taking toll on construction costs says AGC
Tariffs are already taking toll on construction costs says AGC

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say tariffs imposed by the United States government has already led to “dramatic increases” in the cost of construction materials.

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Supreme Court of Canada confirms
“general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace
may justify random testing
Supreme Court of Canada confirms “general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace may justify random testing

Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018

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Election Reaction: Industry leaders anxious for details with new Ford government
Election Reaction: Industry leaders anxious for details with new Ford government

Ian Cunningham of COCA: Construction Industry stakeholders comment on PC Leader Doug Ford’s victory and what it could mean for the future of construction in the province.

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Trump and Trudeau tariffs causing casualties on both sides of border
Trump and Trudeau tariffs causing casualties on both sides of border

Canadian steel stakeholders are gravely concerned about how those tariffs will affect their business.

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June 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
June 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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COCA - Construction Lien Act - YouTube video
COCA - Construction Lien Act - YouTube video

Video prepared by Ted Dreyer of Madorin, Snyder LLP with the assistance and support of other COCA members. Ted is a member of COCA's Board of Directors and Chair of their Construction Lien Act Taskforce.

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Here’s Canada’s list of steel products that will see a 25% tariff
Here’s Canada’s list of steel products that will see a 25% tariff

Following the American announcement that the country plans to impose tariffs on steel products from the European Union and its NAFTA partners, Canada has retaliated with its own tariffs on American products.

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May 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
May 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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Three Questions to Ask When Planning Construction Business Succession
Three Questions to Ask When Planning Construction Business Succession

In the story of a business, succession can be the most challenging chapter. Owners are often so consumed with growing their companies that they put off succession planning.

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2018 Skills Ontario Competition
2018 Skills Ontario Competition

The Skills Ontario Competition took place at the Toronto Congress Centre, featuring nearly 70 skilled trades and technologies contests, and 2,300 competitors from elementary schools, high schools, and colleges across Ontario, it is the largest skilled trades and technology competition in Canada.

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Cannabis and construction: it’s going to be complicated
Cannabis and construction: it’s going to be complicated

A group of industry experts looked at the ways in which cannabis will affect the industry from a medical, legal and labour standpoint during a panel discussion

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April 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
April 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 1 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 1 of 2

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Canadian Farm Builders Association builds more than just big red barns
Canadian Farm Builders Association builds more than just big red barns

CFBA's Gary van Bolderen speaks to the Daily Commercial News

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CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2
CFBA Awards story carried by Ontario Farmer magazine - Page 2 of 2

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COCA - Government Relations April 2018 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations April 2018 - Members Report

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New Chair for Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
New Chair for Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

Zey Emir appointed chair of the 2018 board of directors at the CCA's annual general meeting, taking over the position from Chris McNally.

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Ontario government investing in projects to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities
Ontario government investing in projects to reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities

Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with equipment hazards.

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NFBA - National Frame Building Association Award
NFBA - National Frame Building Association Award

2017 Award | Livestock Facilities | 1st Place

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WSIB - Workwell
WSIB - Workwell

The WSIB's free, easy-to-use Workwell app is an interactive tool that you can use to evaluate your health and safety management system and improve health and safety and return to work outcomes in your workplace. Search 'Workwell' and scroll down page to 'Using the Workwell app'

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MOL launches Working at Heights program evaluation
MOL launches Working at Heights program evaluation

The numbers are in and lives have been saved but the goal of ensuring Ontario construction workers never again fall to their deaths on construction sites is far from secured.

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NFBA - National Frame Building Association 2017 Awards
NFBA - National Frame Building Association 2017 Awards

View all winning entries - first, second, and third place + the Project of the Year.

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A Fatal Workplace Accident: Company President Convicted of Manslaughter
A Fatal Workplace Accident: Company President Convicted of Manslaughter

This unprecedented Québec judgment is a reminder that no one is immune from a criminal conviction when a serious or fatal accident occurs.

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2018 March Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2018 March Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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